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Thursday , 5 August 2021
Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

Lac La Biche RCMP arrest and charge male for downtown break and enter

The Mounties in Lac La Biche have made an arrest for a break and enter and caught the culprit in the act as he fled the scene.

According to police, “On April 19, at 2:40 a.m., the Lac La Biche RCMP received a 911 call of a break and enter in progress to a business in downtown Lac La Biche.”

The Lac La Biche RCMP attended and located a male fleeing the scene on foot.  The RCMP then took the male suspect into custody.

The suspect is believed to have used a tool that was recovered nearby, to cause severe damage to the rear of the business in an effort to gain entry. The RCMP say an estimated $2,000 in clothing was stolen and later recovered nearby.

Beatah Devine, 30, of Lac La Biche faces the following charges:

  • Break and enter with intent to commit theft
  • Mischief over $5,000
  • Disguised with intent to commit offence
  • Possession of break-in instruments
  • Failure to comply with undertaking

Following a judicial hearing, Devine was released to attend court in Lac La Biche on May 3, 2021.

As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be provided.

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!